Wilson is a male NZ Falcon. Extremely rare and endangered. Endemic to New Zealand. To try and help the species survive, they’re trying to breed in captivity to give the chicks a chance in life. In the wild they nest on the ground in burrows and are killed off by possums, wild cats, domestic cats, rats, and stoats.
We were fortunate to have Wilson come to camera club and were able to take photos of him against the white screen.
Quite a small falcon (the females are bigger), they can fly at 200kmh and have sight 8x better than humans.
canon 7D, 100mm Macro lens